I'm abit skeptical about this product and thought its alittle unhygenic to be redipping into the same solution and sponge but... Its amazing at removing normal polish, literally dip my finger in and wait 5 seconds, then twist around and voila!!! its gone! There isn't any polish left over at the side and no extra step is required. I'm in love. The sponge goes all the way in the container and you don't feel your finger is in the solution, which is not what i was expecting. The sponge feels very good quality, soft and firm at the same time. Not harsh on my weak nails, its non-acetone and it does leave a moisturizing coating... the smell is pleasant compared to other nail polish removers. Still smells of polish remover but with a little fruity scent that is quite nice. The amount of liquid inside is quite little, one bottle probable won't last too long. For glitter polish, i'll leave my finger in longer and do have to use polish remover on a cotton pad to remove every last bit but this has made removing glitter polish so easy! In the past, I completely saturate a cotton pad and hold it on my nail for maybe a minute. Then i had to rub and rub and rewet my cotton pad. With this, very easy. Totally amazing and will get backups. Just wish it wasn't so expensive. Update: I only use this when i wear glitter polish, which is not very often and mostly on my accent nail. The sponge did not last and has now been "torn" by the glitters when i rub against the sponge trying to remove it. Alittle disappointed although i still use it, refuse to throw it out since its quite pricey.
I got this in "kiss and tell" and i love it. Its a sheer peachy polish. The formula, brush are amazing. Very high quality polish.
Cleansers -Vichy - Purete Thermale Cleansing Micellar Lotion for face and eyes
One1Cherry 1/4/2013 10:06:00 PM
This is my first Vichy face product and its amazing! No noticeable scent Like water Amazingly mild while removing makeup including eye makeup easily Although it is not required to be rinsed off, i still do because i'm just used to rinsing off any cleanser. I do the same for Bioderma and Nuxe. The only con is that its expensive. Very impressed and will continue repurchasing it.
You are suppose to apply onto your skin, wait for it to dry and then gently rub it off. I'm not sure tugging and rubbing your face is good for it, especially when one is trying to delay aging. If you have sensitive skin, you might end up irritating your skin and end up with alot of redness. I just don't get the logic in this product and glad i got it from a swap.
Cleansers -Ren - Rose Centifolia Facial Wash-Normal skin
One1Cherry 12/30/2012 7:25:00 PM
This is for normal skin and came in a set that includes their famous Glycolactic mask. But i ended up loving this cleanser more than the mask. I only use this in the morning because its not meant to remove makeup. It cleanses my face so well and yet feels so gentle and does not dry my skin. I have combination skin with pretty dry cheeks. This cleanser feels so gentle, delicate, pure and effective. After washing, my face feel clean yet very comfortable, moist, refreshed... amazing!!! Texture - light, watery, transparent gel, feels very refreshing. Foams mildly. Smell - of essential oil, mostly lavenderish scent The best facial cleanser I've ever tried.
I was given a generous sample of both the Hydra Quench cream and serum and was blown away by them. I have dry skin on my cheeks made worse by the harsh airconditioning. The combination of these two products totally changed them and my skin doesn't look parched anymore. They are amazing and I would recommend to anyone with dry skin. The cream is totally unlike your conventional cream. It's texture is more like a thick gel and does not feel greasy. It has a light fresh scent, unoffensive, I can't imagine anyone not liking it. Absorbs into my skin quickly and I have no problem applying BB cream on top of this. I would definitely purchase a full size of these when my existing stash runs out. I love love love these products and have had a hard time finding one that worked like these do.
Treatments -Ren - Glycolactic Skin Renewal Peel Mask
One1Cherry 12/22/2012 8:41:00 PM
I bought a set that includes this product because I've been hearing so many good things about it. I've used it at least once a week for about 1-2 month now and maybe have one more use out of my 15 ml tube. I have to say for the type of product this is, which is a mild chemical exfoliant, I prefer Dermalogica's gentle exfoliant. The texture is a thick, orange gel and smells fruity. I'll apply it after cleansing and wait 10 to 15 minutes before washing it off. I have not noticed any amazing results nor glowing skin. I'm just glad i did not purchase the full size.
Toners -Unlisted Brand - Hada Labo Super Hyaluronic Acid
One1Cherry 12/19/2012 8:48:00 AM
I do not like gooey, thick and sticky toner. I do not like this. I could not even go through half, ended up throwing it away. I don't usually throw products away and i really can't stand this.
Just a decent foot cream... nothing special about it and definitely not worth the price. I've been using it for about a month, almost daily and did not notice any major improvement compared to using my body lotion. I also don't like lotions that contain mint and this does. Will not repurchase.
Sunscreen -La Roche Posay - UVA High Daily Protection Melt-in Cream UVIDEA SPF30
One1Cherry 12/10/2012 6:48:00 PM
I really like this, feels very light and moisturising. It does have a little white cast which disappears after massaging into the skin. The texture is lighter than La Roche Posay's other sunblock & feels like a moisturizer. I have combination skin and i use this after serum and eye cream. So far i really like this. I also use this mixed with Missha BB cream. I love how it applies on my skin. Feels very nice and comfortable. I liked that this is PA+++ protection for UVA which is responsible for skin aging. This uses Mexoryl XL which I believe is a very good and stable chemical sun block. Also believe Spf 30 is sufficient for normal daily usage. I also love the packaging. Its a tube with a nossle. Overall very pleased with the texture and would recommend this. The only downside is that I believe physical blockers would be more effective.
I really liked this toner/mild exfoliant. The scent is amazing, its suppose to be an exfoliant but i don't think i saw very tangible result. But as a toner, its great. My skin feels refreshed and clean after using it. I really enjoyed this product. The only think i dislike is the opening of the bottle. It does not have a cover with a tiny opening in the middle that only allows smaller amount of liquid through. The first time i use this product, i just assume there is and pour a huge amount onto my cotton pad. I find this very very annoying and a hassle to use. Update: I really hate the packaging! I switched to another toner for a week and when i come back to this, i forgot the container opening is "open", without a "stopper" to restrict the amount of toner when you pour it. I basically poured ten uses all at once. And the smell turn slightly bad by the time i'm left with about an inch of product and i just bought/started using it in Sept 2012. Don't how how that happen since i'm using it in the cooler months.
Super cute. I love DL's glitter polishes because they are so unique.
Treatments -Korres - Green Silt Hair and Scalp Scrub
One1Cherry 12/10/2012 2:05:00 AM
This is a life saver for my oily scalp. My scalp starts smelling "oily" by the end of the day, my hair is dry and so I wash my hair daily. This product normalized my scalp, after using one tube, my scalp don't smell at the end of the day anymore. But I still shampoo daily. Packaging is good, comes with a pump that pushes the product up without pumping air into the container. It is however not very sturdy, I dropped mine the first time i use it and it cracked. I had to transfer it to another container :( This is a pre-wash treatment. I'd wet my hair, massage this onto my entire scalp and wait ten minutes before shampooing. If you use this weekly, it'll last 1.5-2months. Although the product name is a scalp scrub, I don't feel any granules. It feels like a light lotion, does not feel creamy. Product description: Made of Green Slit & Corallina Oligoelements for the regulation of dandruff & sebum secretion 5.07oz My HG scalp treatment. (I think this has been reformulated to "GREEN SILT AND CORALLINA OLIGOELEMENTS")
Another one of those fresh looking blushes, great if you are looking for a healthy rosy glow. I love it!
I started my Sigma makeup brush collection around the time this company started. Compared to the brushes i purchased initially, this brush shed quite abit. I used my fingers to gently pinch at the bristles and about 5-6 strands came off. I repeat many times and it continues to shed!!! I never have this problem with the brushes i purchased initially. On the other hand, the bristles are very soft and feels nice on my lids. This is a larger version of the shader brushes. Overall I really liked this brush for a sweep of colour although the shedding seem to continue when i pinch them gently.